Introducing the Tudors with Mark Eustace

Ref: C2346730

The Tudor Kings and Queens ruled England for just over 100 tumultuous years. It started with Henry Tudor, crowned Hendry VII on the battlefield the day Richard III was killed. His son, Henry VIII had many wives and lovers but was he a good king? A misogynist? An egotist perhaps? What of his son Edward VI, the tragic Queen Jane and Henry's daughters Mary and Elizabeth? How does history judge these fascinating figures? And what of the people of these times? Were they treated well or did the constant battle between Catholics and Protestants create hardship and misery? The early Tudors had their own COVID-19 to deal with - a mystery illness called the English Sweating Sickness. How did it affect the nation and indeed the Royal Tudor family itself? Join me on this short course to enjoy a trip through Tudor England where we will look at the politics and postulations of an era scarred by tragedy and celebrated for its successes.

Course aim

The Tudors helped shape Great Britain and Ireland and today we still feel their impact. This course will give you a flavour for the Tudor Kings and Queens, their husbands, wives and lovers as well as introducing you to life during Tudor times.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and name the 6 Tudor Kings and Queens.
  • Give examples of at least 2 key impacts the Tudors had on life in Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Name the serious virus that plagued the Tudors during the first 50 years of their reign.
  • Name Henry III's older brother who should have been crowned King but for his tragic death at the age of 15.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas to receive resources, record your progress and achievements and to work with others. - All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introducing the Tudors with Mark Eustace


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